Language, material culture, fiction, cultural studies, more. Anything related to 6th – 10th centuries, anywhere in the world.
This is an Accepted Manuscript, for an article forthcoming in Antiquity (2019), and remains subject to pre-publication type-editing and proofing. Please cite as James M. Harland, ‘Memories of Migration? So-called “Anglo-Saxon” Burial Costume of the 5th Century AD,’ Antiquity 93 (2019). A link to the final publication at Cambridge University Press…[Read more]
This study juxtaposes the concerns of Catholicos Timothy I (r. 780–823), leader of the Church of the East, with those of al-Jāḥiẓ (about 776–868/9), a popular Muslim writer, regarding the dangers for each community when Christians appear as plaintiffs or defendants in Islamic courts. Timothy’s Canons attempt to obviate some of the reasons…[Read more]
This is the uncorrected proofs version of my review of Robert Flierman’s Saxon Identities for History journal. Some wording may differ from the final published version. Please refer to the journal website.
Jesse Arlen deposited “‘Let us Mourn Continuously:’ John Chrysostom and the Early Christian Transformation of Mourning,” in Studia Patristica Vol LXXXIII, Papers presented at the Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2015, Vol 9: Emotions, eds. M. Vinzent and Y. Papadogiannakis (Leuven: Peeters, 2017): 289–312. in the group Early Medieval on Humanities Commons 3 months ago
An examination of Mourning and Tears in the works of John Chrysostom, with comparison to his classical and hellenistic predecessors (Aristotle, Seneca, Plutarch).
An article on the Armenian manuscripts at the Vatican Library (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana).
A translation and study of seven hymns (madrashe) on vigil of Ephrem the Syrian preserved in Classical Armenian.
In this article, I suggest Beowulf should be read as a mirror of princes for elderly kings.
A short article about the Nachleben of the Romans and classical antiquity in Anglo-Saxon England.
This article discusses the development of the spelling for the name of Cnut the Great, Viking king of England from 1016 to 1035, from to . The origin of this disyllabic spelling is uncertain and has been attributed to taboo deflection, the simplification of the consonant cluster /kn/ in English and even a pope’s inability to pronounce the name C…[Read more]
This note calls attention to a precursor of the Latin text of Durham Proverb 7 in the ninth-century Collectanea Pseudo-Bedae and, in doing so, sheds some light on the unresolved relationship between the Old English and Latin versions of the Durham Proverbs in general and Durham Proverb 7 in particular.
This note established that an Old English confessional prayer in BL Vespasian D.xx is a close analogue to the Latin text in the Book of Cerne (Cambridge University Library MS L1.1.10). These two text and two other Old English prayers in BL MS Tiberius C.i and the Old English Handbook for the Use of a Confessor may have sprung from a common, Latin…[Read more]
Ricky Broome deposited Religious Franks: Religion and Power in the Frankish Kingdoms: Studies in Honour of Mayke de Jong. Edited by Rob Meens, Dorine van Espelo, Bram van den Hoven van Genderen, Janneke Raaijmakers, Irene van Renswoude and Carine van Rhijn. Manchester: Manchest in the group Early Medieval on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
This is the accepted manuscript version of my review of the edited volume Golden Middle Ages in Europe for Early Medieval Europe journal. Some wording may differ from the final published version. Please refer to the journal website.
Ricky Broome deposited Golden Middle Ages in Europe: New Research into Early-Medieval Communities and Identities. Edited by Annemarieke Willemsen and Hanneke Kik. Brepols. 2015. 168pp. €59.00. in the group Early Medieval on Humanities Commons 4 months, 4 weeks ago
This is the accepted manuscript version of my review of the edited volume Golden Middle Ages in Europe for History journal. Some wording may differ from the final published version. Please refer to the journal website.
Hello all, I hope this acceptable to post here. This is a call for papers for the journal The Heroic Age (http://www.heroicage.org). They are initially for the 2019 International Conference on Medieval Studies but both will also be sections of the issues of the journal in 2019 and 2020.
Proposals for the 54th International Congress on Medieval…[Read more]
The aim of this contribution is to review some of the major areas of current research on the Arabic Bible, along with the factors and trends contributing to them. Also we present some of the tools that are currently under development in the Biblia Arabica team, Munich.
We provide here a very condensed survey of the transmission of traditions,…[Read more]
Anna Dorofeeva deposited Review: Scriptorium. Wesen – Funktion – Eigenheiten. Comité international de paléographie latine, XVIII. Kolloquium. St. Gallen 11.–14. September 2013. Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für die Herausgabe der mittelalterlichen Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, ed. A. Nievergelt et al., Munich 2015 (C.H. Beck). 584 pp. in the group Early Medieval on Humanities Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago
This is a book review (pre-print) of the 2013 CIPL edited volume on scriptoria.
Anna Dorofeeva deposited Review: Felice Lifshitz, Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia. A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture, New York: Fordham University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-8232-5687-7, 368pp. in the group Early Medieval on Humanities Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago
This is a book review (pre-print) of the 2014 book by Lifshitz.
Anna Dorofeeva deposited Review: Julia Becker, Tino Licht, Stefan Weinfurter (Hg.), Karolingische Klöster. Wissenstransfer und kulturelle Innovation, Berlin, New York (De Gruyter) 2015, VI–307 S. (Materiale Textkulturen, 4), ISBN 9783110371239, EUR 89,95. in the group Early Medieval on Humanities Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago
This is a book review (published version) of the 2015 book on Carolingian monasteries edited by Becker, Licht and Weinfurter.
Anna Dorofeeva deposited Strategies of Knowledge Organisation in Early Medieval Latin Miscellanies: The Example of Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 14388 in the group Early Medieval on Humanities Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago
This chapter examines a particular miscellany manuscript’s strategies for arranging its texts for ease of use, legibility and coherence. It argues that such manuscripts were purposefully compiled and that their texts were enhanced by others produced in the same codicological context, showing that early medieval book-making was an innovative and…[Read more]
The subject of this paper is a fragment of a liturgical book that is a part of the manuscript fragment collection in the holdings of the Utrecht University Library Special Collections. The fragment was brought to light in the 1960s, after it was rebound into a manuscript belonging to the St. Paul’s Abbey, Utrecht, where it was inserted during t…[Read more]
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